This workshop will help you with your competence as a Spanish-speaking counselor. The purpose, objectives, and target audience are presented below. I hope I can be your guide and teacher through this process. The following book accompanies the workshop: Gutierrez, V., Rafiee, C., Bartelma, E.K., & Guerra, V. (2010). An English-Spanish Manual for Mental Health Professionals. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.Purpose:
The Latino population is rapidly growing in southern California and the demand for mental health services is increasing as well. There are mental health providers who have a basic understanding of the Spanish language but do not have the psychological terminology or comfort to conduct therapy in Spanish. This workshop teaches the therapist how to interact with a Spanish-speaking patient from the initial contact to the termination session. It also teaches the therapist themes and issues to work effectively with the Latino populationObjectives:
1. Practice how to respond to Spanish-Speaking patients who seek psychological services.
2. Use various forms including personal information form, consent form, and release/exchange of information form.
3. Execute an initial interview in Spanish and ask questions as part of a mental status examination.
4. Practice Spanish translations for common psychological terms, such as those in the DSM-IV-TR OR DSM-V.
5. Describe various treatment modalities and major theoretical orientations that exist in psychology.
6. Develop a treatment plan in Spanish.
7. Practice how to terminate therapy with a patient and/or transfer a patient to another therapist as well as know how to make recommendations and referrals.
8. Describe themes and issues pertaining to the Latino culture that may arise in therapy.Target Audience: MUST HAVE BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
1. Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Counselors
3. University Faculty and staff
4. Students, Trainees, Interns